Perhaps you have postponed orthodontic treatment because you are worried about the look of braces. The Invisalign® system offered at our Montgomery, AL, practice is a discreet, comfortable way to achieve a straighter smile. If you undergo Invisalign® treatment, Dr. Tim S. Trulove will design a set of aligner trays made from clear, durable plastic. The trays will gently reshape your dental arches, correcting both cosmetic and functional issues. In most cases, Invisalign® can be just as effective as traditional braces. Contact our office to find out if you are an Invisalign® candidate.
Invisalign® aligners are very discreet. Typically, even people who are standing next to you will not know that you are wearing braces.
Invisalign® involves a detailed planning process. The first step will involve Dr. Trulove taking digital impressions of your teeth. Using advanced computer simulation techniques, he will use these impressions to design a series of aligner trays. The software will forecast the gradual movement of your teeth, allowing Dr. Trulove to achieve optimal results, as well as show you what to expect from your treatment.
Our laboratory will fabricate your aligners according to these designs. The trays will gently align your teeth and reposition your dental arches as needed. Each aligner will have a slightly different shape, and you should begin a new aligner approximately every two weeks. You should only remove your aligners to eat and brush your teeth. You should also clean the trays as instructed, especially after meals. Treatment time can vary, although it will typically take 18 to 24 months. Just as with other forms of orthodontia, you will need to wear a retainer after your treatment is complete.
Though Invisalign® can be very effective, it is only suitable for patients with certain orthodontic problems. If you want to correct aesthetic alignment issues, Invisalign® may be appropriate. It can also effectively address minor to moderate malocclusion. Dr. Trulove will only recommend Invisalign® when appropriate. He also offers Invisalign Teen®, and can determine whether this may be a suitable option for your child.
There are a number of reasons to consider Invisalign®. Again, the aligners are very discreet. Typically, even people who are standing next to you will not know that you are wearing braces. Since the treatment does not involve brackets and wires, some patients feel it is more comfortable than traditional braces. The aligners have a smooth surface, which do not irritate the inside of your mouth. In most cases, the aligners will apply a gentler force on your teeth.
Since they are removable, Invisalign® will improve your dental health and function. You can remove them while eating, and will not typically face any dietary restrictions. It will also be easier to brush and floss. Therefore, you may have a lower risk for decay and discoloration than patients with fixed braces.
Begin your path to straighter, more dazzling teeth today. Contact Dr. Trulove to schedule your case evaluation and find out if Invisalign® is right for you.
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